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Heraty Law PLLC is a law firm specializing in serving the needs of businesses and professionals in the entertainment, media, and design industries. 


Our clients include filmmakers, designers, writers, producers, fashion labels, fine artists, skateboard companies, roller derby leagues, apparel companies, artist management companies, actors, comedians, composers, bloggers, jewelers, music licensing companies, photographers, theaters, publishing companies, a nightclub impressario, PR/marketing firms, graffiti artists, and many more.


Feel free to take a gander at our client list. And while you're at it, check out our bios and our resources page.

Our clients range from established owner-operated businesses to DIYers. Our clients' products, productions, and artwork are produced and distributed locally and internationally. 


We draft and negotiate contracts, form (and dissolve) business entities, consult on business issues, advise clients of their legal rights, deal with trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property issues, and help growing companies organize and define themselves. Click here to take a look at the some of the services we can offer you. 


We offer our clients our collective expertise and experience to help them learn, grow, and realize their goals. We pride ourselves on providing quality legal representation to those who would otherwise not have access to it. 


Our attorneys are admitted to practice in New York and California.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 25%
    15 years
  2. Business: 20%
    15 years
  3. Trademark Application: 20%
    15 years, 200 cases
  4. Entertainment: 20%
    15 years
  5. Licensing: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Heraty Law PLLC

151 First Ave, Ste 216
New York, NY, 10003


NYCurrently registered 200207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHeraty Law PLLC2006 - Present
Managing PartnerHeraty Hall LLP2002 - 2005
AssociateGreenberg Traurig2000 - 2001
Law ClerkGreenberg Traurig1999 - 2000
Litigation AssistantLehman Brothers1997 - 1999
Legislative AnalystNew York County District Attorney1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
New York State Bar Associationmember2002 - Present
Electronic Frontier FoundationmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Twinkie Chan Inc. v Tennyson Williams, Tammy DettmanN/A
Ann Friedman & Aminatou Sow v. Natalie Minh Management LLCN/A
Hostess Brands Inc. v Stephanie Leeongoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesFreelancers, Here's How To Protect Your Personal Assets From Liability2015
Heraty LawMorris v. Young (CD Cal. 2013) – copyright and fair use2013
New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law JournalCalifornia Resale Royalty Act2012
Life & StyleJon wants out of Jon and Kate Plus 8!2009
New York PostMob Moll Threatens to Sue over G-Man Book2009
Austin ChronicleFlat-Track Snack Attack: Frito-Lay vs. Crackerjack2009
Likelihood of ConfusionCandy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize! That's what you get from -2009
KEYE-TV - CBS - Austin, TXAustin roller derby player's name protested by Frito-Lay2009
KVET - TV - Fox - Austin, TxFrito-Lay Suing Austin Roller Girl2009
77 SquareFeatures: Frito-Lay suing roller derby skater over use of 'Crackerjack'2009
Seattle Post-IntelligencerRollergirls bump up against Starbucks2008
Managing Intellectual PropertyUser-Generated Content May Get Old Media Backing2007
New York SunNews Corporation Cancels Simpson Project2006
Managing Intellectual PropertyThe Best Things in Life Are (Legally) Free2006
BusinessWeekSour Musical Notes on YouTube, MySpace2006
Dow Jones newswireYouTube Content Pacts Likely to Avert Lawsuits2006
ForbesLights, Camera, Music2005
Venus ZineWho's The Boss?2005
New York Daily NewsChefs Who Use a Pinch2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Loyola University ChicagoCommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BinderCon“Pretty Standard”: A Workshop on the Basics of Contracts for Writers2015
BinderConOn Writing Memoir: The Literary, the Legal, and the Loophole2015
WAM!NYCNegotiating 101: Salary, Contracts and More.2013
Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law AssociationThe Direction of Fashion Law2011
Spotlight on Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual PropertyEntertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law2009
IP Surprise: Intellectual Property in Unconventional IndustriesIP Surprise: Roller Derby2009